growing daffodil bulbs and other bulbs in Spain!

Are you looking for information or help in the garden. Post your agriculture, flora and fauna questions, suggestions and comments here.
User avatar
princess peach
Andalucia Guru
Posts: 3961
Joined: Sat Oct 06, 2007 11:17 am
Location: Chester,UK

growing daffodil bulbs and other bulbs in Spain!

Postby princess peach » Sat Feb 06, 2010 10:18 am

My hubby and i were wondering last night if any of you successfully grow Daffodils from bulbs?

I dont suppose they would come up at the same time as they do in UK due to the climate here..

Any tips/pointers would be great,i fancy planting some if any of you are successful :thumbup:

mhic
Andalucia Guru
Posts: 2183
Joined: Fri Jan 28, 2005 1:32 pm
Location: Periana

Re: growing daffodil bulbs and other bulbs in Spain!

Postby mhic » Sat Feb 06, 2010 1:48 pm

Never had a problem growing a few Daffs here and the come up around the same time as in the UK providing I remember to plant them Sept - Oct.

Mhic.

User avatar
Martin Page
Resident
Posts: 1805
Joined: Sat Nov 26, 2005 4:57 pm
Location: Chiclana de la Frontera - Costa de Luz

Re: growing daffodil bulbs and other bulbs in Spain!

Postby Martin Page » Sat Feb 06, 2010 2:14 pm

I've tried Dafs many times ... they reluctantly come up the first year of planting but then nothing. I suspect its likely to be the soil, Its quite high in pH here.
I have had excelent sucess with Hyacynths. I initially buy bulbs for christmas flowering indoors and then plant out in the clump when they have gone over. There is a magnificent display of them in the border right now, and in a still evening the perfume is heady. They do need some wind protection else the heads just get blown down
Crocus have never done any thing

User avatar
princess peach
Andalucia Guru
Posts: 3961
Joined: Sat Oct 06, 2007 11:17 am
Location: Chester,UK

Re: growing daffodil bulbs and other bulbs in Spain!

Postby princess peach » Sat Feb 06, 2010 5:59 pm

well,i might purchase some then and see how they do.my garden is pretty sheltered as its walled both sides.Will steer clear of crocus :thumbup: Thanks for your help.

User avatar
Julie
Andalucia Guru
Posts: 3534
Joined: Sun Oct 31, 2004 4:47 pm
Location: Andalucia & Greater Manchester

Re: growing daffodil bulbs and other bulbs in Spain!

Postby Julie » Sat Feb 06, 2010 8:52 pm

My dahlias did fantastic this last year !
No soporto ver la casa sucia, ahora mismo me levanto y apago la luz.

User avatar
hillybilly
Andalucia Guru
Posts: 2939
Joined: Thu Oct 07, 2004 12:53 am
Location: Estepa, Sevilla

Re: growing daffodil bulbs and other bulbs in Spain!

Postby hillybilly » Mon Feb 08, 2010 12:30 pm

My daffs are superb! The narcissi started flowering about 2 weeks ago and are still going strong. the bigger daffs will emerge very soon. They're about the only things that I can successfully grow! I did try tulips but something dug them all up...

User avatar
janda_grant2
Resident
Posts: 1060
Joined: Mon Apr 07, 2008 12:21 pm
Location: Kirton, Lincs

Re: growing daffodil bulbs and other bulbs in Spain!

Postby janda_grant2 » Mon Feb 08, 2010 10:05 pm

My daffs are also doing well - put in a big sackful last year to add to the ones already in and all are growing .Also have great success with hyacinths, bluebell, gladioli and fresias. :thumbup:
I can spell but I can't type

User avatar
princess peach
Andalucia Guru
Posts: 3961
Joined: Sat Oct 06, 2007 11:17 am
Location: Chester,UK

Re: growing daffodil bulbs and other bulbs in Spain!

Postby princess peach » Tue Feb 09, 2010 8:03 am

O.K~Great,
So do you all plant the bulbs between sept~oct,same as mhic does then(if he remembers)?

mhic
Andalucia Guru
Posts: 2183
Joined: Fri Jan 28, 2005 1:32 pm
Location: Periana

Re: growing daffodil bulbs and other bulbs in Spain!

Postby mhic » Tue Feb 09, 2010 11:26 pm

Daft old b***** forgot this year Peachy,put them in just before Christmas.
Ageing can be such a joy!

Mhic.

User avatar
princess peach
Andalucia Guru
Posts: 3961
Joined: Sat Oct 06, 2007 11:17 am
Location: Chester,UK

Re: growing daffodil bulbs and other bulbs in Spain!

Postby princess peach » Wed Feb 10, 2010 8:07 am

Oh Bless!
Ill get some for planting late the end of this year then..If i remember ill remind you to do it too. :thumbup:

mhic
Andalucia Guru
Posts: 2183
Joined: Fri Jan 28, 2005 1:32 pm
Location: Periana

Re: growing daffodil bulbs and other bulbs in Spain!

Postby mhic » Wed Feb 10, 2010 9:10 am

Gawd bless ya misses.

Mhic.

User avatar
tjtops
Resident
Posts: 1615
Joined: Thu Mar 22, 2007 11:05 am

Re: growing daffodil bulbs and other bulbs in Spain!

Postby tjtops » Thu Mar 04, 2010 11:53 pm

And my crocuses come up year after year...bless too!
Life is as good as you make it, just keep my glass half full

User avatar
princess peach
Andalucia Guru
Posts: 3961
Joined: Sat Oct 06, 2007 11:17 am
Location: Chester,UK

Re: growing daffodil bulbs and other bulbs in Spain!

Postby princess peach » Fri Mar 05, 2010 7:54 am

Oh they are pretty little things TJ,where we come from in UK the roundabouts are full of them...they are soo beautiful,till some little drunken jerk treads on them all. :twisted:

User avatar
tjtops
Resident
Posts: 1615
Joined: Thu Mar 22, 2007 11:05 am

Re: growing daffodil bulbs and other bulbs in Spain!

Postby tjtops » Fri Mar 05, 2010 10:36 am

Sounds like the Brits in AEG, :lolno:
Life is as good as you make it, just keep my glass half full

Trato Hecho
Resident
Posts: 265
Joined: Tue Jul 21, 2009 7:40 pm

Re: growing daffodil bulbs and other bulbs in Spain!

Postby Trato Hecho » Sun Mar 07, 2010 9:52 pm

it may be an old wives tale but i thought there was a connection with a cold snap that made the daffs start to grow ??

if its true it makes sense why they dont do much on the coastline as the temp rarely dips like it does inland....

if its wrong ignore me..... :silent:

Iangg
Newbie
Posts: 1
Joined: Mon Feb 28, 2022 12:19 pm
Location: Estepona

Re: growing daffodil bulbs and other bulbs in Spain!

Postby Iangg » Wed Mar 09, 2022 8:52 am

Trato Hecho wrote: Sun Mar 07, 2010 9:52 pm it may be an old wives tale but i thought there was a connection with a cold snap that made the daffs start to grow ??

if its true it makes sense why they dont do much on the coastline as the temp rarely dips like it does inland....

if its wrong ignore me..... :silent:
Surprisingly, perhaps, daffodils are actually a tropical and subtropical plant by origin, although they also do grow well in temperate climates like the UK. So yes, I'm afraid the cold snap theory is definitely an old wives tale! However, all plant flowering cycles relate to a combination of temperature and dampness, so flowering would be triggered by a recognised pattern in one or both (such as an increase in temperature by a few degrees, sustained over a number of days, following a similar sustained drop in temperature). Plants become accustomed to the levels in their area, so the actual temperature (or amount of dampness) may not be particularly significant.

DannyB
Andalucia.com Amigo
Posts: 27
Joined: Thu Dec 08, 2016 1:44 pm
Location: Tolox

Re: growing daffodil bulbs and other bulbs in Spain!

Postby DannyB » Mon Mar 14, 2022 7:05 pm

In the mountains around Ubrique and Grazalema there are hosts of tazetta type daffodils growing by the roadside. There are also clumps along the river near Coin.
I suspect that they need a bit of moisture.
Tazettas like soleil d'or and paperwhite are generally thought to be a bit tender for most of the UK, so probably reasonable that they like Spain. (Same applies to me)


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Google Adsense [Bot] and 2 guests